Tom Robbins wrote:
“You’ve heard of people calling in sick. You may have called in sick a few times yourself. But have you ever thought about calling in well?
It’d go like this: You’d get the boss on the line and say, “Listen, I’ve been sick ever since I started working here, but today I’m well and I won’t be in anymore.” Call in well.”
Today, we’re taking the boy to St. Louis for the serious business of a couple hearty adventures. Why?
Time off for good behavior.
Yes, that’s right. I’m taking him out of school to go play. Sorry if that disturbs you.
If you’ve been reading this here Blur for any length of time, you know I appreciate a good work ethic, but it’s important to remember from time to time why we’re working so hard.
There’s a time for work, a time for study, and occasionally a time for go-kart racing, laser tag and the Magic House.
Ya know, tomorrow’s Leap Day. It only comes around once every four years.
I’m not suggesting you take this once-every-four-year opportunity to call up your boss and invite her to laser tag.
That’s exactly what I’m suggesting.
(If you’ve already got serious plans tomorrow, that’s cool. The Thursday and Friday of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament are also fabulous days to call in well. As is the upcoming opening day of baseball season. As is March 6th … for any reason you choose.)